Rangers' Fielder expected to have season-ending neck surgery
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 28, 2016 file photo Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder watches his eighth-inning RBI double during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is facing the prospect of season-ending neck surgery after an MRI revealed a herniated disk just above an area that was repaired two years ago, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years.
Fielder got a second opinion Monday, and general manager Jon Daniels says Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. That was the same as Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles said last week after an MRI showed a herniation between Fielder's C4 and C5 disks.
Dossett, a specialist in Texas, performed Fielder's surgery in May 2014 when he had a cervical fusion of two disks just below the area that is bothering the slugger now.
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Fielder has hit .212 with eight homers and 44 RBIs in 89 games this season. He had recently been feeling weakness and discomfort in his neck and left arm, like two years ago before surgery.